Local arts & entertainment news March 14-20
Join the Downtown Block Party Friday
5-9 p.m. Friday
On March 15 the merchants of the 100 block of West Innes Street will host a downtown event with live music, food, beverages, door prizes and more.
Gary Freeze speaks on ‘The French Connection in Old Rowan’
1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 23
Dr. Gary Freeze, William R. Weaver Professor of Humanities at Catawba College, will present an overview of the principles of the French Revolution had on the development of early Rowan County. He will focus on the divisions caused by “liberte” and “egalite” in the development of evangelical congregations during the Federalist Era.
Free, open to the public; in conjunction with the 49 Days of Gratitude celebration in Rowan County.
Rowan Public Library Stanback Room at Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.
Bike Night Joy Ride
8-10 p.m. March 20
Adult indoor joy ride for uni, bi, tricycles, walkers, wheelchairs too.
Free. Every third Wednesday.
Grievous Gallery, 111 W. Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
The Salisbury Ghost Walk returns
8 p.m. Friday
The Salisbury Ghost Walk will take to the streets March 15 at 8 p.m. The walk covers a six-block area in downtown Salisbury where tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions and orbs will be revealed.
Historical facts tell how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state.
Bring your camera, smart phone and a flashlight because some of the tales will come to life via present day haunts. In 2010 this walk received a tourism award from the Governor’s Office.
The cost is $5 for students and $13 for adults. Children age 5 and under are free.
Make reservations for any tours at www.salisburyghostwalk.com or call John at 704-798-3102.